europe - including ukraine. >> fear of separatist attacks dampers celebrations in dagestan. >> we go behind the scenes with the jamaican bobsleigh team as they prepare to embark on their olympic adventure. >> no one expected it to be easy. it appears any process in peace talks is difficult. they are talking about humanitarian conditions and corridors into homs.
there has been no breakable. they decided to allow women and children to leave the city. mep are allowed to leave, but only after handing thick names over to the government. the u.s. says it's not good enough, and that an evacuation is not substitute for aide. here is satellite from 2011. you can see heavy traffic. then the war broke out and the wars were replaced by tanks, and now the old up to is demolished. 750,000 lived in the city. the red cross says it's impossible to tell how many people are left. the rebels top priority is to remove president bashar al-assad from power. the president's advisor tells
diplomatic editor james bays that's not the real reason for the war. >> the reason why this fighting is taking place is there's so much money, interference. 83 countries are sending foreign fighters to syria. that's what geneva i said, let us stop the fighting, terror. >> and launch a political process where the syrians decide the process of syria. >> you have that, it's taking place behind me. you are supposed to, by mutual consent, come up with a transitional body. you know the opposition will never give mutual consent to president bashar al-assad, and those behind you. >> they are people that you agreed to sit down. >> we sit in good faith. there's a huge spectrum not
invited. why. why shouldn't they be inside. >> do you accept there's many people this your country that do not want bashar al-assad as your leader. >> i accept the ballot box, that the people should go to the box and vote for whomever they go for. >> there's a problem. no independent observer declared any election free and fair for 44 years that assads has been in power. >> free and fair elections were declared in gaza. the we were world refused to acknowledge it. it's not been fairness. >> why doesn't bashar al-assad, for the good of his nation and people step aside and someone else take power. his family had power for 44 years. the syria nation knows what is
good. let the syrian people decide what is good for them. >> let's go to al jazeera's zeina khodr at the talks. bring us up to speed. three days of talks, what do we have? >> well, no progress. the syrian progress allegation presenting a working document. yes, the working document is based on the geneva i communique but does not include a reference to political transition which is what this is all about, to discuss a transition with mutual consent. in the working document the syrian government is stressing it's the syrian people who should decide on future political systems in the country. now, the opposition rejected the document outright. what we understand is that some delegates said that the regime is trying to buy time and create an alternative document.
what we understand is the opposition will be meeting in separate rooms this afternoon. what we understand is that they'll ask lakhdar brahimi to but the negotiations on track and refocus on the subject of the political transition, when you ask of the opposition what is the next move, they don't seem to have one. they criticise the regime. this is a difficult process, and so far no progress. >> and any progress as far as the humanitarian corridor, the humanitarian issue is concerned. we believe that women and children should have had a chance to leave homs today. that's what the envoy said, women and children could leave home. that has not happened. the opposition is worried. they don't trust the regime. they feel that what guarantees are there. they will not be imprisoned or
detained. the opposition demanding that aid reach the city. there's a lot of mistrust. even on the question of prisoner releases. the opposition gave a list of 47,000 people. the government asked the opposition to give a list of names and prisoners under the control of the brigades. this is going to be a comply cade process. the fact that both these delegations are in geneva, means that the international communicate ci is pushing for this process to -- communal quay, and pushing to move forward. both delegations are aware whoever decides to leave first will be criticised and accused of not wanting to solve the crisis or wanting peace. >> tunisia has a new constitution, the first since the resignation of the former president. the signing ceremony is taking
place in tunis. it enshrines equal rights for men and women, due process and no torture. it's a benchmark for them recovering from their own revolution. what response has there been to the signing and the ceremony. >> a lot of people are relieved. the process took three years. tunisia went through a few political assassinations and difficult economic and social conditions. people are relieved, but they are not sure how this will take the country into better assistance. people lost trust in the political system. so now they see a ray of light, and they have hopes that things will improve.
>> thank you for that report, youcef. >> at least 20 worshippers have been killed at a church service in nigeria. gunmen fired into a catholic congregation into the addar mulwar state. they burnt homes and took residents hostage during a 4-hour siege. >> iraqi jets attacked areas of fallujah. the military has been trying to force them out of the city. the fighters belong to the islamic state of iraq and levant and captured five iraqi soldiers on sunday. >> french president eric holder is in turkey's angaria, his first trip since announces he was having an affair.
>> let's get more from the justice ministry. >> anti-government protesters took over the building in kiev. the justice minister threatened to impose a state of emergency unless the building was handed back. the protesters moved out in the last half hour. >> protesters agreed to leave the justice ministry, in charge of enforcing law and order in a country where the government is losing grip. >> they are holding on to two others. the justice minister is calling for a state of emergency. the justice minister thinks taking over her ministery was a good move. >> it's good that people went out into the streets and expressed their point of view. i think the import that happened resonated and people paid attention to it. i don't think it's good they moved and acted, not just
watching. demonstrators rejected a power-sharing deal that president viktor yanukovych imposed. they are waiting to see what will come out of an emergency session of parliament and are getting help from volunteers of other countries. another occupied building is city hall. that man works in the kitchen by day and mans the barricades by night. he wants to keep his face hidden back home, but is proud to be here. >> the situation in belarus made us come here to take part in the process. it's important for us. we have had 20 years of dictatorship. it's good for us to overcome our fear. >> there are pockets of demonstrators from other soviet countries, such as armenia and georgia. most shared a dislike of this man vladimir putin. helping ukraine is a matter of
principal, and setting an example for people at home. >> well, nick is live for us in kiev. it was always symbolic that the protesters had taken over the justice ministry. we hear they are leaving. have all of them gone. what are you seeing. >> 15 minutes ago al jazeera was in contact with someone inside. the occupation is over, the occupiers have left. one would assume that would mean the justice minister's threat of imposing emergency measures in the country will be lifted. we should think about it for a minute. it's one of those moves by the government that is likely to embolden the pougs. the minister should say such a thing risks having an effect of making people think of how stretched the security forces
are. how will they impose a national state of emergency when regional buildings are taking over, when the army came out and says it's against the constitution for it to control the population to put down a rebellion. by the strong language, by the threat, the justice minister, known for taking hard-line positions risks emboldening the opposition further. >> a potential emboldened opposition. what next for negotiations between them and the government? >> well, the negotiations are ongoing, even though the opposition leaders, by and large, rejected a power sharing agreement, mindful that most of the population, most of the demonstrators, i should say, are hostile to the idea of viktor yanukovych staying on as president. on a tuesday there's an
emergency session of parliament. it's really decision day, to use the words of one of the three opposition leaders. they may be talking about amending the constitution to increase the hours of the president and increase and end the concentration of powers, allowing it to have control over security services and change laws against protests in which it angered the people who are demonstrating. the agenda is not set in stone. it may be a fiery day in parliament, in a parliament where debates can get angry and have done so in the past. >> nick spicer with the latest from kiev. >> the russian foreign ministry criticised actions taken by the protesters in ukraine, citing the violent nature and nationalist and anti-semitic sentiment. a smokesman said officials are
ignoring the nature of the protest. >> fighting using molotov cocktails et cetera, if this is defending human rites, it should be assessed by the international community and international human rights organizations. it's upacceptable. >> we'll have more from europe a little later in the newshour. back to jane in doha. >> see you then. >> coming up on the newshour - south korea moves quickly to bring down a growing threat of bird flu, before it takes flight. also ahead - troubled waters. how a u.n. court ruling over a maritime dispute could muddy a relationship between chile and peru. and manchester united's record signing.
>> egyptian state media says the green light has been given for jern abdul fatah al-sisi to run for president. the announcement comes a day after the federal poll is held. the military deposed president mohamed morsi in july. with more on this, let's talk to dominic kane. it seems that all the pieces are being put together for him to run as president. it looks that way. he's been promoted to field marshal. it looks very much as though he is now positioning himself for an announcement that he will stand for president. this is something that has been on the card for many months now, since the deposition of mohamed
morsi. we saw the picture there of general abdul fatah al-sisi greeting president mohamed morsi. it was he who greeted him, and he who stepped in to depose him. there are those who will see this as a jostling for position before an announcement was made, and, indeed, we suspect that there may be app announcement it from abdul fatah al-sisi at some point in the coming hours. >> what do you make of the resignation of the deputy prime minister. how important is that? >> that's interesting. there are those that say he was the leading liberals, if that's what you can call him, in the interim government, that as deputy prime minister, and someone with a portfolio looking towards the economy, he was an important person, and those will say okay, for liberal or someone who was seen as liberal, does the government seem less liberal. that's something that the government would imagine would
want to keep people of this persuasion on board. they are trying to suggest a transition to democracy. it doesn't help from that perspective at the moment. >> the u.s. secretary of state john kerry held talks with the pakistani counterpart in washington. relations between the two countries have been strained over recent years. we have this report from pesh weigh in pakistan. >> the spiking attacks on the police and army comes as pakist pakistan's government renegotiates with fighters. it faces criticism for being vague with dialogue. >> there's no clarity or determination. >> it is believed that the government is overtaken by events. >> we have not been able to investigate thoroughly even one
instant. and reach the culprit. prosecute them, and have them convicted. it's easier said than done. one of pakistan's vocal taliban officers was killed for the precision bomb strike. the taliban continued the attacks, accusing the government of not being serious. >> the government launched counter offensives, even as it holds out the option for talks. amid the turmoil, pakistan is resuming strategic dialogue. it has listened to americans and the taliban. >> pakistan has been a net loser, and the u.s. a net gainer. it they come into 2001 to
support the american destruction, pro-pakistan, then they got the bases from where to fly the sortees, then they got all the people from pakistan who they wanted 500, 600 people. >> the government disagrees insisting the relationship with the u.s. is based on trust. but admits the unpopular drone campaign has been out of its control, despite calling it an attack on its sovereignty. the other point of the disagreement between the two sides is the doctor accused of helping the c.i.a. get osama bin laden's d.n.a. >> dr alfriedy has been kept in the gaol behind me. despite optimism being brandished by both sides, and deep-rotted mistrust, strategic dialogue will not result in long-term solutions. >> let's go washington d.c.
where talks are taking place. al jazeera's rosalind jordanins us live. what can we expect to come out of this? >> we are expecting a wrap-up of things of which the pakistani and u.s. governments agree. they are in the middle of opening statements as we screk. secretary of state john kerry noted that the pakistani and americans share a lot of common interests, not just in the matters of national security and the situation in afghanistan, but economic and social development concerns, and said that he is looking forward to a very full discussion on all these issues. however, at the top of that agenda, jane, will be the concerns about ending the war in afghanistan, about the ongoing security threats in the region. what was not mentioned in the opening remarks, pakistan's own
regional issues with india and management of nuclear weapons arsenals. >> an australian fisherman killed the first shark in a government organised culling program in western australia. the bull shark was caught 1km off sure. it was over 3 metres long. the government is reacting to seven fatal attacks on swimmers in three years. the controversial cull sparked protests from local residents. >> the u.n. released a report criticising qatar's legal system. the u.n. officials said judges lack independence and a number of cases. judicial decisions were ignored in the case of a shopping mall fire that killed 19 people, mostly children. those held responsible from prominent businessmen and members of the government. >> the u.n.'s highest court a ruling on one of latin america's
big border disputes. at stake is 38,000 square kilometres of the pacific ocean that chile controls. peru claims it as r of their own. these are pictures of the decision happeneded down at the hague. we go live to the border between the two countries. an important decision. >> hello. a lot of anxiety in the court. this is the final part of the most northern city of chile, by the peruvian boarder, which belonged to peru, and so, too, the waters behind me. the livelihoods of fishing and the industry is at stake, 38,000 square kilometres of rich fishing waters and history. peru sees this as a chance to get back some of what it lost.
a lot of tension, a lot at stake. we should have some idea of what this court is going to rule in half an hour. >> we'll come up with that. any chance of appeal if either side loses here? >> none whatsoever. this is a time and binding decision. this is really it. chile has everything to lose and peru everything to gain. >> thank you. . >> thank you. >> still ahead - once booming mines in indonesia brought to a stand still and thousands of workers lose their jobs. we'll tell you why. it's part of a government plan. >> plus they are the hottest team on highs. jamaica's bobsleighers set to become the unlikely heroes not sochi winter olympics. >> and go with the flow. jo tells you why the new australian open champion can't believe he's realised a dream.
jazeera newshour. here is a reminder of the top stories. negotiators are struggling to make protests at peace talks. the syrian government allowed women and children to leave the city of homs. it's under pressure to give access to aid convoys. the justice minister threatened to declare the state of emergency, unless protesters leave the building. demonstrators seize the justice ministry and are building barricades. >> the egyptians say the military has given the green light for general abdul fatah al-sisi to run for president. the announcement comes a day after the interim government calls for a poll before holding parliamently elections. with more on the situation in syria, let's talk to christopher swift, a professor of national security at george town university in washington d.c. i want to talk to you about the politics. the focus today, monday, is on
political transsuggests. is there any chance of that happening. well, there is eventually, but if you look at the wait negotiations have gone the past couple of days with the syrian government putting out a statement of principles ignoring geneva, and the rebels, the syrian opposition insisting that the parameters of some transitional government be discussed, it's unlikely we'll have progress. >> excuse me for jumping in, the opposition wants bashar al-assad to go, and he has no inclination of going. >> well, that's very much the case. at this point in the negotiation it's a bit silly to resolve the final status of the war. the war has been going on for three years, and they have a lot of confidence building to be done. it's important to address the issue. there's a lot of smaller issues that need to be addressed. the most important issue is
whether the talks continue. if they don't, the war will continue. it's not in the interests of either party. >> what is it that they are in agreement with. what can they take to the next stage at this stage. >> at the moment, just beginning these negotiations, there's two issues we can agree on. the first is that they don't want the war to continue. both sides are worried about the rise of sindh kates. now, both sides have very different visions of what the future will look like, and the best way to resolve those particular problems, but they do share a common interest. but for the common interests in ending the war, they wouldn't be at the table in geneva. >> good talking to you, christopher swift. >> sudan's president is expected to give a speech in the
coming hours that could offer political reform. he's expected to announce details of a document that his party has been developing. he replaced cabinet ministers after demonstrations against his government late last year. a neighbouring south sudan more and more people are seeking refuge inside a united nations base in juba. a further 4,000 people moved into a base housing 20,000 people. we went to see the difficult conditions at the camp in juba, and filed this report. >> just over a month ago this was a military base of peacekeepers. now it's home to 20,000 south sudanese who fled from the fighting that tore about their country, mep men, women and children are here, fearful that if they step outside the base government forces will kill them. >> staying here may save them
from death, these people are barely living. entire families cramped together, trying to shade themselves from the burning sup. there's no proper sanitation. david is 24 years old. growing up he dreamed of becoming a footballer. now his only wish is to get out of a mass prison. >> if i cannot snoop around. even the food i'm eating. it's fully to four days without eating food. >> the conditions here are miserable. sewerage flows in the middle of where people sleep. this is where they go to the toilet. this is where they wash. there's a real fear that unless something it done and quickly, there could be an outbreak of diseases at the camp, making things more unbearable than they already are.
>> the u.n. says it is doing its best. it, too, warned that unless urgent action is taken, the situation will deteriorate. >> my worst nightmare is in congested camps, that nothing has moved, or the rains came, or the idps are living in mud with the health risk or disaster that comes from that. that is not a sustainable situation. we need to fix things. it will be a nightmare of proportions and people can die. there are nowhere near enough doctors, with only a handful of aid agencies operating here. one organisation helping is doctors without borders. here they treat 300 facilities a day. they are unable to - if you look at the camp, it's congested. the population is 10 times that
of mumbai. there's no space to put latrenes. it's a public disaster waiting to happen. the people are imprisoned for their fear for the security situation. >> there is relatively clean water, queues are long as mothers fill up containers to take back to over crowded tents they call home. many have commended the united nations for opening up the basses to protect the people, the un and international community have done little to improve the living conditions of those inside. >> for many the world is ignoring south sudan children. >> the threat by separatist groups of more attacks is overshadowing the run-up to the winter olympics in the russian city of sochi. let's rejoin barbara at the european broadcast center in london. >> on monday the olympic torch
arrived in dagestan in the northern caucuses. security has been stepped up since the torch passed through volgograd, the city where twin bombings killed 34 people last month. we'll get the latest from our correspondent in just a moment. first, though, here is a report from the dagestan capital. >> the poster, a reminder of what was not to be. the olympic torch relay with 250 athletes sharing the flame was to crisscross the streets of the capital for 42km. the real threat of a suicide bombing in this volatile region meant a celebration, years in the planning, was scaled down, shunted out of town to a football stadium turned fortress. the olympic flame has been on the road for more than 100 days. weight lifters, all local heroes, given the honour of showing off the torch to its people. it was a truncated affair, all
over in 90 minutes, nine laps around the football pitch, with hundreds of thousands in the mountainous region unable to share in the day. many of those in the half-full stadium had to be busked in to make up numbers. >> this scaled back ceremony confined to a stadium is not what officials were looking for, but is what they are stuck with. the olympic flame symbolized peace and friendship. there's little evidence of that here in southern russia. >> the fighting between russian security forces and separatist fighters looking to create an independent islamic state has been going on for more than a decade. the pictures said to have been taken a week ago by a russian counterterrorism unit, attacking a position near the capital. three fighters died. so the name moves on.
before it will end its 65,000km odyssey in sochi. the closing stages of a journey dominated by a threat of violence. the opening of the games in 10 days time under the same cloud. >> we can speak to peter live. he's in the capital. >> why risk ittal all, in a -- risk it at all, taking the torch there, considering how dangerous it was always going to be? >> well, it's a good question. vutin and the kremlin would -- vladimir putin and the kremlin would say diverting the route would be a sign of weakness, and i and others feel it was an opportunity to show that the security is working and the region is safe. don't forget, it was only a couple of weeks ago that the two bombs exploded in volgograd, and
for the first time that showed that the separatist fighters in this region, in the north caucuses had the ability to move their battle out of this area, their stronghold into other areas. they had the logistic support and the bombs and the ability to carry out the attacks, and possibly had that happened earlier, they may have thought differently about where the route was coming through. the question you could ask is why pick sochi in the first place. it was given to the russianses in 2007 by the ioc. at that time the war and the fighting in the north caucuses was going on. and there are critics especially overseas who say they are hosting games on the edge of a conflict. it's over a week before the actual start of the games. you were there. what's your assessment of how ready and calm the government and authorities are? i think
the government, the kremlin want people to stop talking about security, and talking about sports. at the moment that is simply not going to happen. you should have been here today at this - at the stadium. many, many international crews and journalists were not here to watch the flame go through dagestan, they were here to see if there would be a repeat of the bombings we saw in volgograd. and this whole issue of security is getting ramped up all the time. the americans are now involved. they are offering to put two warships in the black sea. they have got aircraft on standby in germany for evacuation, and we heard that there has been a report in london saying that the government was not predicting but saying a terrorist attack in
sochi was possibly likely. once the games get under way, it will ease, because they have put an useful lot of attention into sochi. 40 to 44,000 troops and police there. many stripped away interest other areas, which is of concern. once the games get under way the russian and the olympic authorities will hope the focus will move towards sport and away from community. >> thank you. >> it's not just security that is a cloud over the games. the russian opposition leader has launched a website highlighting widespread corruption in sochi. the website combines his own investigations of corruption at the olympic venue, with media reports and other activist analysis. russia spent about 51 billion to deliver the winter games. the post of 10 olympic sites were twice as high as they
should have been. vladimir putin rejected claims of rampant corruptions. a new study revealed what ancient europeans looked like and results are surprising. genetic tests found that hunter gatherers, living 7,000 years ago, had an unusual combination of dark skin and hair and blue eyes. the findings are based on two skeletons discovered in 2006. scientists from the institute of evolutionary biology are behind the research. it was thought that the first europeans became fair after leaving africa and moved to the continent 45,000 years ago. the light skip probably only developed in the last 7,000 years, and the study found early europeans were lactose intolerant, unable to digest starch. it was developed after people changed diets.
>> with that update and the new froms europe, let's go back to doha. >> south korea is in a fight against time to contain on outbreak of avian flu. >> sending out the big guns. south korean authorities are moving against an invisible, growing threat as avian flu spreads. all poultry farms observed a day-long lockdown, movement in and out banned in an attempt to prevent the transfer of a disease. at this checkpoint they were settling in for an overnight shift. it's a sign of how seriously the government is taking this, that all the activity is the result not of a poultry farm, but there has been traces of the h 5-98 virus in the species of migratory birds. it's thought it could have been started by an infection in wild
gees, making the containment difficult. authorities are concern freighting efforts in the farms. this business supplies 100,000 chickens a day to franchised restaurants. the effects are being felt. >> translation: initially the demand was down by 5%. a week later, another 10%, and now the news emerged that chicken are affected is down 20-30%. >> farmers and officials wait to see whether their actions stepped the growth of infections. time pressure is mounting at the end of this week, making the outbreak harder to contain. >> hundreds of rohingya muslims have been rescued by thai police during the raid op a traffickers camp. 531 men, women and children were
detained near the up to of sidal. the site is on a well-established traffic route and the rohingya are status muslims from myanmar. >> in thailand people gathered to pay respect to a protest leader gild in violence. suthin tharathin was shot in the head moments after giving a speech in bangkok. residents near the filipino capital, manila, fought with riot police after more than 50 families were evicted from a shan'ty town. people threw bottles and rocks. officers responded with tear gas. the area was demolished to make way for a new road. >> manchester united's big money signing speaks for the first time. joe will have the details. flying into the super bowl. we hear from the seahawks as we hope to swoop away with the
decade. >> one of mexico's well-known poets died. he was 74. he was considered a leading voice of mid 20th century mexican litter atture. >> half a million miners in indonesia lost their jobs, because many mines closed down due to a ban on the export of raw minerals. we have this report from a baux item mine. >> it looks like soil. this is one of indonesia's main export products. bauxite mine. >> it looks like soil. this is one of indonesia's main export products. bauxite. it was all exported to china for its construction industry. not any more. the mine on the island of bornia closed down two weeks ago. more than 1,000 workers were sent home. nearly all the villagers lost their income.
the mine brought a salary, electricity, roads and a booming economy. >> translation: we hope the government will reconsider the relyingulation. we are six people, but part of indonesia. >> it is worth $20 million u.s. due to the export ban the revenue will be lost. indonesia's national mining industry will suffer. mining companies are forced to process raw minerals before export so the companies will get more revenues and create more jobs. certain minerals like copper were exempt, benefitting foreign mining companies. >> if we have processes, yes, this regulation will create more jobs. where are the processes is my question. they are not here because the government does not provide electricity. if the government says with this poll say they are creating more jobs. they are lying to the public and
the country. >> in the islands the economy is taking the brunt of losses. boats transporting minerals are lying empty. despite negative effects, the country will benefit. >> they have about four years of - in their inventories to run and it's all from indonesia. what do we get - just environmental disasters. that will not be in the interests of indonesia. the government hopes indonesia's natural resources will be better valued. for the villagers, this is little comfort. the only question is how they will survive. if the mine is not able to operate again in the near
future. >> it's time for sport with jo. >> thage you. >> juan mata hopes his move to spain will mean an appearance in the world cup. mata will wear the number eight shirt, making a debut against cardiff. he has nice things to say about his former club. >> the first time in chelsea for me they were amazing. i settled quickly. the fans were unbelievable for me. everything. the last six months i didn't play as much as i want to. i respect that. i mean jose is a good manager. the squad is unbelievable. they have one of the best squads. i report them. i try my best in training and
games. when manchester united game, it was an option for me to carry on with my career. the resignation of their president over corruption allegations has seen the image take a battering. it's a relief to get back to the business of playing football. in attendance was jose muirinio. he saw his team take the lead. a second half saw goals from pedro, and this one from sanchez. the final score 3-0. barrsel owna back on top. >> atletico madrid lead the way. the visitors taking the lead. half-time - by half-time they were 3-1 up. going on to win 4-2 and are on 54 points level with barcelona. but they have a superior goal
difference. >> stanislas wawrinka moves up to third in the tennis world rankings, the newly crowned australian open champion has been showing off his trophy after badding world number one rafael nadal. the first time he won a set from the spaniard and his first grand slam final. >> i really don't completely realise what is happening, and i'm happy, you know, winning runs. it's something - it's the best that you can do in tennis. it's something really big for me. 50,000 fans are packed into yankee stadium to see the new york rangers beat local riders. it's part of the stadium series. the rangers had to come from behind, 3-2 down in the first period, before matt the korello equalized in the second. a second goal was added. derek stepan rounded off the
bin, netting a goal from a penalty shot to seal the victory. >> they are set to be the unlikely heroes of the sochi winter olympics , thanks to an overwhelming response from don scores, the jamaican bobsleigh team is headed to the games. we have this report from a training camp in wyoming. >> those loveably unlikely underdogs are best. the jamaican bobsleigh team won respect, if no medals, in calgary, a tale retold in a f film, cool running. >> the journey to the socchi russia olympics is just as improbable, fuelled by the passion of a global race of fans. >> why is it that so mean people in the u.s. and around the world love you guys? >> because we are different. we are from a small tiny island.
it's paradise there. think about it. sunshine and beach. why these guys leave that legacy and come here, freezing, in a winter sport. >> team leader winston watts, built likes a cartoon superhero came out of retirement to become the oldest olympic bobsleigher ever. >> my reaction was, "are you nuts, you are 45 years old." these guys are the underdog, everyone cheers the underdog. >> american country lawyer paul scogge lured them to wyoming in 2002. training in elk country, where watts lived, they are so beloved locals forget which team they are on. >> usa. jamaican usa. yop. >> far from the tropical island
it's an unlikely place to find a jamaican on the range where the beautiful low roam, with not a bob sled run in sight. >> against odds the team qualified for sochi, the first olympics since 2002. there is just one problem. watts had spent his life savings on training and the team had no sponsor. so he turned to the internet. he need the $80,000. when donors doubled that, he had to ask them to stop. >> should i just cry. i felt really overwhelmed because we have so much people who love us out there, and i'm really happy. >> if these tropical islanders can go from a buffalo country medal to an olympic medal. that would be the unlikeliest move of all. >> the denver broncos and seattle seahawks arrived in new jersey for the super bowl.
peyton manning has won the title before with the indianapolis in 2007. manning moved to denver after missing a season because of a neck injury. the 37-year-old hasn't decided what his future holds. >> i certainly had a career change two years ago with my injury, with changing teams. i truly have been a one year at a time basis. so i really had no plans beyond this game. >> seattle seahawks have the highest scoring defense in the n.f.l. this season. they beat the san francisco giants. none of their current team has super bowl experience. >> we don't worry about that. we don't have experience in the nfc championship, us treating
every week like a championship game helped us to overlook at every game the same. each has a tremendous impact and tremendous importance to us, i don't think anything changes this week for us in that regard. >> plenty more on the website. check out aljazeera.com/sport. there's plenty more of a build-up to the super bowl on sunday. join us on the website. >> that's all the sport for now. >> good news on the grammy's, a 17-year-old singer and song writer won some of the top honours at the 56th grammy awards in the u.s. [ singing ] >> lorde won two awards for best pop perform and song with "royals", mackelmore won best new artist. a full bulletin of news is
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